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Mystang's Homesteading Circus

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by mystang89, May 23, 2018.

  1. Sep 13, 2018
    farmerjan

    farmerjan True BYH Addict

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    You never did mention if he was put in this stall area by himself. If so, I really think that giving him one of the other rams for company would help.
    There is one other thing I think you should address. If he is doing this because of the ewes being in heat, you really need to consider that he could become aggressive towards you or towards your children. This kind of attitude is not acceptable when you have children that could go out in the field with the sheep, or even out to just play in the field. He can hurt a child badly if he were to hit one from the back or side unexpectedly. I think you have a disaster in the making. I know what it is like to get hit by a ram that is only trying to get out of a pen . I was chased by one when I was younger and the friend with me got rammed by him and got 2 of his ribs broken before we could get over the fence.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    Mini Horses

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    Wehner Homestead

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    greybeard

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    Better call Burt.
    Looks like you got yourself one of them there graboids..
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  5. Sep 13, 2018
    Bruce

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  6. Sep 14, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    Heads up y’all!! @Bruce is going to eat Bruce!!! :lol::ep
     
  7. Sep 14, 2018
    RollingAcres

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    :yuckyuck:lol::lol::lol:
     
  8. Sep 14, 2018
    Bruce

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    He might be a bit gamey but I'll give him a try!
     
  9. Sep 28, 2018
    mystang89

    mystang89 True BYH Addict

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    Just in case anyone was wondering, Bruce has not eaten me yet, nor I him. He did break the door separating the front and back pasture today so I went out there and fixed it with some sturdier wood. I think this video sums up Bruce and myself. Any Star Trek fans out there should appreciate it. Just take out the Khan and put BRUUUUUUCE!



    Sorry for taking so long to respond. Thank you for all the info! He is not by himself. He actually has 2 other rams that he stays with all day. It would be nice to be able to have him separated from the females by such a length but that isn't possible on this homestead so I just need to think outside the box :)

    Yeah, ol' Betsy is still letting her milk off her when she wants. I stopped milking her a few weeks ago though so Betsy should start tapering her off for good. Provided Bruce didn't impregnate her when he escaped in the barn a couple weeks back she shouldn't be mated this year. That should allow her to gain her weight back. Clara Bell did a good job of feeding her lamb and keeping her weight so I went ahead and mated her again. Not sure how to know they are pregnant though. Anything wrong with putting her back in with him in a month or 2 just to make sure and just be ready for two possible dates?

    Reason for not wanting goats?.....mmmm, don't like em? Lol, no logical reason. Just don't like them.

    Yeah, they have access to mineral block specifically for ewes.

    Up until here recently we used to raise rabbits for meat but my wife decided the meat wasn't worth the money spent to feed all the kits so I terminated that venture.

    As an update for recent activities, not much happening, School is in session of course so that has been taking up all day. We did go outside the other day during the rainstorm and play in the creek. Everyone had a great time and we give thanks to God for giving us such an awesome water park.

    The lawn mower blew up today. Oil got in the piston chamber and boom. Kinda sucks but it is what it is.
     
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  10. Sep 28, 2018
    Baymule

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    Hmmmm………..do I see a lawnmower mechanic class in your school in the near future?
     
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